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Time to celebrate our 2020 Highlights!

Time to celebrate our 2020 Highlights!

2020 has been a rough year for many.
At Mother Tongues, we had to pull together as a team and get creative on how we could continue our creative programme. It forced us to broaden our scope and look at new ways to communicate and connect with our community.
But most importantly, it taught us to appreciate and celebrate the wins, big and small!

And so, with that in mind, we’d love you to hop aboard the Mother Tongues Festival memory train with us as we take a journey back through some of our key highlights from the year! 


This year’s festival was a HUGE success! Over the 3 day festival, we hosted over 40 events across 20 different languages with artists, performers and professionals from all across the globe including India, Germany, Russia, Poland, Italy, Turkey, Guadalupe, Spain, France, Taiwan, Japan just to name a few!
We laughed, we sang, we danced, we created and most importantly, we had bundles of fun!
Each and every event played a part in making the festival a success.
Here is a recap of a few of our favourite moments:

And that’s not all! This year we were also delighted to find out that our festival was again successful in securing Arts Council funding for 2021, allowing us to grow and further develop. 

We are bubbling with excitement for 2021.  Keep an eye on
Stay tuned for more news on our next festival and in the meantime, follow our festival account on social media!


In October we launched We Mothers, a creative online Networking Workshop for New Mothers, promoting a cultural exchange of Motherhood in a safe and supportive space.
This creative exchange stimulated a stronger connection and understanding of each others’ cultures and heritage through the work of artists and facilitators Simona Roveda and Silke Michels. Find out more.


While we certainly missed our in-person meet-ups, our ever-popular initiative the See Through Café moved online this year to allow us to continue to engage with artists during such a difficult time. 

While the location may have changed, it continues to be a free and open space where you can meet new people who have an interest in art, diversity, community and who love to learn something new about places, people and creativity.

We are hopeful to be back at our favourite spot Rua Red at some stage next year. 

In November, we participated in the South Dublin County Council’s Social Inclusion Festival with three nights of Yoruba bedtime stories and songs with singer and songwriter Zeenie Summers, one of our Resident Artists.


We couldn’t end this year without giving a HUGE thank you to everyone who made these events possible and who has supported us in keeping the spirit of Mother Tongues alive online this year… we couldn’t have done it without you and we are oh so grateful! 

And guess what, the best is yet to come… Here’s to 2021!

So, what’s next?!

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